I get into Washington DC tomorrow and will be there for the better part of a week. There’s this inauguration thing going on I guess. Actually, I’m pretty sure it’s going to be a madhouse. DC has a population of about half a million people and they are expecting about 4 million to show up for Tuesday’s festivities. Yeah, crowded as a mofo doesn’t even begin to describe it.
I was born in DC and so no matterhow long it goes between my visits going there always seems like I’m heading home to some extent. I don’t think I’d ever live there again, though if you ask me that while I’m at Sticky Fingers I might have a very different answer. I visited last year, in an attempt to be alone and it was exactly what I needed. I think “alone” will be hard to pull off this time, and I’m actually looking forward to catching up with some folks I haven’t seen in far too long.
As far as actual election events, I plan to be at the opening and reception events for Manifest HOPE since my friends are putting it on and it’s going to be awesome on all fronts I’m sure. Otherwise I’m going to be wandering around with assorted video cameras filming anything I can to try and document the insanity. I feel like I say that a lot, yes I’m drawn to chaos and insanity and riots. I know it. I like it when shit comes unhinged, what can I say. Anyway, I’ll be posting some of it on DC Metblogs and sending more of it to BoingBoing. On an amusing note, Al Jazeera English has also asked to check some of it out so maybe some will end up there too. Either way I’m sure I’ll have a good story or two. Stay tuned.